About Amanda’s Health Journal
(For current articles that I post please see my blog.)
At age 30 some health problems surfaced, and I embarked on the journey to feel better. There were countless moments of misery during this journey, even though on the outside I was a fully functioning person (albeit with a few quirks that my family has come to love <“Sleep in a room with newly installed carpet? No way!”>). During the worst of times, I’d swear that whatever ended up ‘fixing’ me would be explained in detail on the very first page of the book that I would write to help others with my problem. That very first page is this website.
Health Experience? Quite a Bit
Over the years I have filled 40+ journals and countless Word docs chronicling what’s helped and what’s not. I have either dabbled or full-throttled in the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, biofeedback, colonics, liver flushes, homeopathy, EMDR, the Body Ecology Diet, meditation, heavy metal chelation, acupuncture, Bikram yoga, EFT, apple cider vinegar, the Egoscue Method, oil pulling, iodine supplementation, vegetable juice fasting, distilled water, castor oil packs, coconut oil, Primal Defense, fermented foods, kombucha, Chinese herbs, hydrogen peroxide therapy, the Special Foods Diet, infrared saunas, inversion board therapy, Pathwork, and many others that I can’t think of right now!
After all the trials and tribulations I have learned that attaining vibrant health is more about putting energy and healing into your body with some of the things I’ve mentioned on this site rather than study every bite of food or supplement that enters your mouth (although diet is very important – more on that later). I read through my journals from prior years and I can hear a woman who was searching her heart out. So being where I am on my path now feels great. I am so grateful to be able to know now what really helps. I know that deep breathing, attentive time in nature, Spring Forest Qigong (and other types of qigong), and rebounding can help you too.
Deep Breathing and You’re on Your Way
If you can’t manage them all, start with deep breathing for ten minutes twice a day. This practice will spill over to all of your daily breaths as time goes on, bringing an uplifted mood and more calm. Then get out into Nature! A barefoot walk in the park or the beach does wonders. Look at the trees, the grass, the clouds. Such beauty is there, waiting for you, for free. It beats a gym in my book any day. And if you are so inclined, fit the rest of these activities into your busy day as best as you can. If you add even one or two of these practices I know you will feel better. I do know of course that there are many other healing methods. Perhaps you’d like to share what works for you. I would love to hear from you.
My blog is where I continually post health articles, if you’d like to check it out.
Thank you so much for visiting my site. I wish you all the best in your health journey.